Dreams of Gray [NOOK Book]

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Dreama Cargill is in trouble. She woke up naked, cold, and sporting a back mural. Where did it come from? Tattoos aren’t her usual scene. Then again, neither is blood and a strange attraction to the woods at night. Something is changing her, and not for the better. Can she unravel the mystery before the moon calls her to kill?

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Dreams of Gray

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Overview

Dreama Cargill is in trouble. She woke up naked, cold, and sporting a back mural. Where did it come from? Tattoos aren’t her usual scene. Then again, neither is blood and a strange attraction to the woods at night. Something is changing her, and not for the better. Can she unravel the mystery before the moon calls her to kill?

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940032888710
  • Publisher: Red Iris Books
  • Publication date: 11/22/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 34,334
  • File size: 372 KB

Meet the Author

Maurice Lawless is a novelist from Houston, Texas. Found in Blood, his 2011 debut novel, has been hailed as "a classic detective story" that's "brilliant and scary." When he isn't busy conjuring more books of demons and werewolves, Maurice volunteers for National Novel Writing Month and speaks on writing at local libraries. He likes his steaks rare, and his fiction raw.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 3.5
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  • Posted December 24, 2011

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    A quick, entertaining read.

    First I would like to thank the author and Red Iris Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book.

    Dreams of Gray is a short novel that isn't exactly what I'm used to reading, but it held my attention nonetheless. I usually just read young adult books, but the synopsis for this adult paranormal story caught my eye and I couldn't pass it up. There is a lot going on all throughout the story and there really doesn't ever seem to be a lull, which I liked. There are some sexual situations that take place along the way and while I don't think they necessarily add to the plot, they don't distract or take away from it either.

    The book is from the perspective of Dreama, a.k.a. Dree. She's a clever and amusing character and I was instantly drawn into her story! The changes she goes through and her quest for the truth are both scary and fascinating, and I was extremely curious about how things were going to play out with her and her new-found abilities. She meets some interesting people along the way that she is now connected with and unlocks a pretty shocking truth regarding how she came to be the way she is.

    The paranormal aspects of this book were pretty interesting and spun differently than what I would have expected, which is one of the things I liked about it. On one hand I feel the end of the book is too abrupt and leaves me wanting more answers, but then I realize that the author probably means to leave the reader wondering. All I know is that there's no going back for Dree!

    I recommend this book to anyone looking for a short, but entertaining, paranormal read.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2011

    Fast and enjoyable read

    This is a paranormal novella written in the first person with protagonist a young woman turned into a werewolf. The voice of the narrator grabbed me from the start because it rang real and funny, and let¿s face it, the voice is the first thing that captures a reader¿s attention.

    The language is plain and clear, the descriptions bare-bones but enough to visualize everything and true to the point of view and the heroine¿s personality.

    The main characters of the story were well developed and distinct. Dreama ¿ Dree ¿ the protagonist is a very dynamic young woman, likable and easy to relate to. I liked her both for her realistic but courageous reactions to the strange events around her, her way of taking things into her own hands and making decisions. This is no whiney, screaming female lead; she is a strong person, with opinions (such as on discrimination against women), self confidence but also consideration for the others.

    PJ, her best friend, is a funny and strong character, there when Dree needs her but also of the more frivolous and partying type. She jumps off the page and adds a humorous note to the narrative. The alpha wolf who takes Dree under her wing is mysterious and quiet and also very real. I felt that I got to know these characters as people in real life.

    Apart from the good voice and characterization, I really enjoyed the gritty portrayal of Dree¿s reality as painted by the author. He doesn¿t mince his words when it comes to the transformation of Dree into a werewolf ¿ the blood, the pain, the fear, the loss of control, the regret. He is exceptionally good, in my opinion, in describing how her body changes each time she loses control of her feelings due to anger or excitement and the way he has the heroine deal with this problem ranges from funny to heart-breaking. I have rarely if ever seen such an honest portrayal of this transformation which is normally glossed over and made into something magical and beautiful. I really liked this aspect of the novella.

    The book also contains several explicit sex scenes which play an important role in the story as they both help develop the relationship between Dree and a man she goes out with, and provide the ground for her transformations.

    The character arc is good, with Dree's perception of the world shifting as her body changes, and as she begins to accept she cannot go back to what and who she was. The plot should have been predictable but it had me on the edge of my seat because I was so involved in the characters.

    However, I admit that I found the last scene too open-ended, the ending too abrupt, so much so that at first I thought this had to be book one of a series. When I checked, though, I saw no reference to a series, therefore I must say this was an issue for me. Too much happens in the last chapters and very little is resolved to call the story finished.

    I think this book fits well in the tradition of the Anita Blake series (in the sense of mystery, and shifters, humor, and female first person narrator).

    In all, this was a fast and enjoyable read, gritty and funny, and I recommend it to fans of the paranormal.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2012

    Dreadful

    This was awful. This shouldn't even be free. Free is too expensive for this garbage. I could not even read half of the book. People should be paid to read this and even then it is not enough.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 17, 2013

    Paranormal quick read

    Very quick paranormal read. The end was a bit abrupt but was obviously done so that there could be a sequel in the making.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2013

    good characters

    good free book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

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    It was okay I just thought it was going to be a etter were story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Was on ok book

    This was an ok book. If you like stuff like this. Got the book for free, and it was ok. I would not spend money on this book. I give it 3 stars for the last chapter, the best part of the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2012

    highly recommend

    very interesting story and well-written

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Not worth the money or time

    I have read about half the book and have no interest in finishin it. The story is poorly put together. The author loves dropping the 'f' bomb and the book is very sexual. Do not waste your money!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2012

    Very good book

    I really enjoyed this book. One of the better "werewolf" stories. I hope Mr. Lawless writes a sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2012

    Quick Read

    this was an enjoyable book to read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Not great

    This could be a great story, but nothing was finished at the end. I hope the author revisits this story later.

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